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Can you explain to me why parents must sign a LOI for a young man to accept a scholarship to play college football. I truly do not understand why this is needed unless the player is under 18
if you are less than 18, you aren't a legal adult.
I guess that is what its about.
Probably to keep outside (of family) influences hijacking the process (like street agents, coaches, etc).
You answered your own question with out knowing it. You are correct. Momma and Daddy only have to sign the LOI if he is 17 or younger. 18 year olds can sign their own paperwork. I signed mine at 18 way back in 1998. Unless things have changed in the past 12 months. Remember last year (may have been 2 years ago that a kids parents wouldn't sign his paperwork so he waited a month until he turned 18 and signed it himself.
Also keeps shady f***ers like Trooper from stealing a kid away from their parents and convincing him to sign... May cause problems but I'm sure does more good than bad.
The age of majority (when you can sign a legal contract without a parent) in the state of Alabama is 19.
"In 47 of the states, the age of majority is 18. In Nebraska and Alabama it is 19, and in Mississippi it is 21."
In the state of Alabama, you are not a legal adult until you are 19, not 18. No contracts are enforceable unless you are 19 in Alabama. I'm guessing a LOI is considered a contract.
A LOI is officially a contract between the school and the student athlete. Minors cannot enter into contracts without parental consent. So, if an athlete is under age in that state a parent or legal guardian must sign off on the LOI.
This post was edited by bigme0360 14 months ago
So let's say I'm from Georgia but am signing with Alabama...do I need to be 18 or 19 to sign without a parent? I'm assuming 19 since you are signing with Alabama
RIP Lil Julio
Okay thanks. I just assumed the majority of these guys were 18. Seems like you hear a lot of people say they don't know if the mom/dad will sign if they choose a school that isn't to their liking. Guess those are more rare than I realized
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